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EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2007 Goes to T.W. WILLIAMS at DATE 2007
Sandip Kundu and Abhijit Chatterjee
The EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2007 goes to T.W. WILLIAMS.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who made outstanding contributions to the state of the art in electronic design, automation and testing of electronic systems in their life. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions which had an impact on the way electronic systems are being designed.
Past recipients have been Kurt ANTREICH (2003), Hugo DE MAN (2004), Jochen JESS (2005), and Robert BRAYTON (2006).
The Award will be presented at the plenary session of the 2007 DATE Conference, to be held 16-20 April in Nice, France.
About Dr. Williams
Thomas W. Williams was a founding member of the IEEE Test Technology Committee. He started the first workshop of the IEEE Test Technology Technical Committee - the DFT Workshop also known as the “Vail Workshop” - the first Test Workshop of any kind in 1978. He also co-founded the first Test Workshop in Europe – the European DFT Workshop. This later grew into the European Test Conference and then into a significant portion of DATE.
He has authored a number of seminal papers in support of the adoption and enhancing of the scan technique, including the first LSSD paper. In addition to being an IEEE Fellow, Thomas W. Williams has received a number of Awards, including the W. Wallace Mc Dowell Award from the IEEE Computer Society that he shared with Ed EICHELBERGER in 1989. Previous recipients were John W. BACKUS, Seymour CRAY, Gene AMDHAL, Grace Murray HOPPER, Gordon E. MOORE, C. Gordon BELL. In 1997, he was presented an IBM Corporation Award for Test by President and CEO of IBM, Louis V. GERSTNER.
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